MAPEI has announced the appointment of Marco Roma as General Manager of MAPEI Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of the global chemical products manufacturer. Roma will join the MAPEI Americas leadership team and will report directly to MAPEI Americas President and CEO Luigi Di Geso.
Roma has worked for Mapei S.p.A. since April 2014, as a Corporate Area Manager and then interim General Manager for MAPEI’s holdings in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Before coming to MAPEI, Roma worked for Materis Group, holding various executive positions in Italy, Asia-Pacific and Western Europe.
“We are looking forward to Marco’s support in maintaining and building an even stronger team in Canada as we work to continuously grow our business in this important North American market, where MAPEI started their globalization efforts,” Di Geso said.
Roma has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan) in Italy. He brings strong strategic thinking, business management and knowledge of international practices to his leadership of the Canadian subsidiary. Roma’s expatriate experiences in Italy, China, France and the United Kingdom have prepared him to step into his new role easily, and his fluency in French and English will be an important asset to working with the bilingual communities in Canada.
“I’m particularly excited to join MAPEI Inc., as the opening of the Canadian subsidiary in 1978 was the very first step of the successful internationalization strategy implemented by MAPEI Group over the past four decades,” Roma said. “Our goals and strategies to further develop our presence in all existing and new markets will ensure that Canada continues to play an important role for MAPEI in the years to come.”
Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 71 subsidiaries including 68 plants in 31 countries. The company specializes in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products and special mortars and admixtures for concrete.